The 2013 Honda Insight vs. the 2013 Toyota Prius

May 7th, 2013 by

2013 Honda InsightWhen it comes to hybrid cars, Easton drivers know they can find one of the best choices on the market right here in Raynham and Silko Honda: the 2013 Honda Insight. Available now, the 2013 Honda Insight car offers an EPA-estimated 44 mpg on the higheway* while offering an assortment of vehicle features. Some drivers may also find it to be quite affordable too.

That said, it’s hard to talk hybrids without thinking about the Prius. The 2013 model of Toyota’s hybrid sedan has received a large amount of attention; let’s see how it stacks up against the Insight.

Hybrid Price Tag

That’s something we don’t get tired of saying, and with the Insight, we think you’ll find that you get quite a bit more despite paying much less than you would for the new Prius. So, what kind of savings can you expect from choosing the Honda? The 2013 Honda Insight carries a base MSRP of $18,600, compared to the $24,200 of the new Prius. You can probably think of a lot to do with an extra $5600, can’t you?

Vehicle Features

The basic Insight’s low price tag and long-term savings from fuel efficiency combine to make it a good choice for drivers seeking their first hybrid. But if you want to add on more features and amenities, the LX and EX trim levels have you covered, and you’ll still be paying less than a base-level Prius.

The well-equipped Insight EX comes in at $22,065, still offering substantial savings over the standard Prius and including conveniences like

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Optional touchscreen navigation system

You can find a few of those features on Toyota’s hybrid, but we’re struggling to figure out just why it is it costs drivers so much more. And one of the things we’ve heard drivers praising about the Insight is just how much it feels like their old gasoline-driven vehicles, while hybrids like the Prius behave more than a little bit differently when you drive them.

Test Drive an Insight Today

If you want to see what all the commotion is about regarding the Insight, visit Silko Honda. We’re located in Raynham at 1580 New State Highway, just a short drive from Easton, and we’re here seven days a week to best serve you. Contact us today to set up your test drive!

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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